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Only a few things in life are more exciting than annual festivals. They provide something to look forward to that will add fun and entertainment to your life. From food festivals to music festivals and video festivals, we have something for everyone.

Enjoy a nice outing with your friends and family at one of these exclusive events held throughout the year in your area. Visit their websites or call for more information on what to expect, parking, specific locations, changes in dates, or any other questions you may have.
Chicago Air & Water Show
Chicago Air & Water Show

(773) 363-2225

1600 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60613   Directions

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Get ready to be wowed at the Chicago Air & Water Show. The festival takes place every August on Lake Michigan and features stunts and acrobatics by pilots, skydivers, skiers and water sport professionals.

Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago Blues Festival

(312) 742-1168

201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

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Join the party with 500,000+ other blues fans at the Chicago Blues Festival. The largest blues festival in the world is held annually at Grant Park in June. Big ticket names are included every year and the festival has hosted performances by Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Chuck Berry and many more.

Chicago Gospel Music Festival
Chicago Gospel Music Festival

(312) 742-1168

201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

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The Chicago Gospel Music Festival gathers each year to pay righteous tribute to America’s great musical art form on the holy ground where it was born. Join them at Millennium Park and enjoy many performances and shop the venders at the art fair & marketplace each year around May.

Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago Jazz Festival

(312) 744-3315

201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

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Known for its artistic creativity, the Chicago Jazz Festival is a favorite Labor Day Weekend tradition. It promotes awareness and appreciation for all forms of jazz through free, quality live musical performance.

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

(312) 744-3316

Lake Shore Dr & Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL 60613   Directions

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Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is a fun-filled day to celebrate the joys of being a kid. From running around outdoors, flying FREE paper kites and enjoying family-focused programming including face painting, crafts, balloon artists and more.

Chicago Summer Dance
Chicago Summer Dance

(312) 744-3315

601 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605   Directions

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One of Chicago’s most popular summer events, the annual Chicago Summer Dance is a free eleven-week festival featuring one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors, followed by two hours of live music and dancing in Grant Park.

Ravinia Festival
Ravinia Festival

(847) 266-5000

418 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL 60035   Directions

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Find out why the Ravinia Festival attracts over 600,000 people a year. The festivities take place from June through September at Ravinia Park, where anywhere between 120 and 150 music events take place.

Taste of Chicago
Taste of Chicago

(312) 742-3918

337 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601   Directions

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Make plans to attend the Taste of Chicago food showcase and prepare your body for a 10-day feast. The world's largest food festival takes place in Grant Park every June and presents culinary delights by the most popular chefs in the city. Enjoy live music and movie screenings while chowing down on truly delicious food.

World Music Festival Chicago
World Music Festival Chicago

(312) 744-3316

78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602   Directions

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The annual World Music Festival Chicago features dozens of free and ticketed concerts with international and local artists performing music from all over the globe at venues throughout the city, including the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park.

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